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Books Read April 2013 (Books 60-80)

Here is a summary of books read/reviewed in April with links to longer reviews in my journal. I read quite a lot of crime fiction.

Book 60: The Tale of Raw Head & Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf, 2013. 547 pages. An amazing work of historical fantasy/horror written in the style of the mid-18th century. Review here.
Book 61: Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan, 2012. 352 pages. Zombie cows! Review here.
Book 62: Molly's Zoo: Monkey Mischief at Twycross by Molly Badham and Natalie Evans with Maureen Lawless, 2000. 254 pages. Memoir about the early years of Twycross Zoo. Review here.
Book 63: Two Evils/Off the Grid (Monkeewrench #6) by P. J. Tracy, 2012 305 pages. Latest instalment of this series about a group of computer geeks helping the police to solve crimes.
Book 64: A Question of Identity (Simon Serrailler #7) by Susan Hill, 2013. 368 pages. Another in this popular series of police procedurals that also explore family/community issues.
Book 65: The Carrier (Spilling CID #8) by Sophie Hannah, 2013. 432 pages. Another cracking psychological thriller in this series. Reviews of Books 63-65.
Book 66: The Cutting Room by Louise Welsh, 2002. 294 pages. Disturbing thriller set in Glasgow. Review here.
Book 67: Playing with Bones (DI Joe Plantagenet, #2) by Kate Ellis, 2009. 368 pages. The second in this series of police procedurals that features hauntings.
Book 68: Plum Spooky (Stephanie Plum #14.5/Between the Numbers Holiday Novel #4) by Janet Evanovich, 2009. Unabridged Audio. Read by Lorelei King. Stephanie investigates the Jersey Pine Barrens in the last of this side-series.Reviews of Books 67 & 68.
Book 69: Stranger in the House by Julie Summers, 2008. 363 pages. Women's Stories of Men Returning from the Second World War. Review here.
Book 70: Kissing the Demons (DI Joe Plantagenet, #3) by Kate Ellis, 2011. 224 pages. The Yorkshire city of Eborby seems full of very spooky houses!
Book 71: The Merchant's House(Wesley Peterson, #1) by Kate Ellis, 1998. 256 pages. Beginning Ellis' other series set in Devon from the start. Reviews of Books 70 & 71.
Book 72: The Stress of Her Regard by Tim Powers, 1989. 427 pages. Stylish historical horror featuring the Romantic poets and lamia. Review here.
Book 73: Watching the Ghosts (DI Joe Plantagenet, #4) by Kate Ellis, 2012. 236 pages. Last to date in this series with more hauntings and murders.
Book 74: Finger Lickin' Fifteen(Stephanie Plum #15) by Janet Evanovich, 2009. Unabridged Audio. Read by Lorelei King. Reviews of Books 73 & 74.
Book 75: Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll (Blotto, Twinks #4) by Simon Brett, 2012. 202 pages/Unabridged audio. Read by Simon Brett. The sleuthing siblings head for Prohibition-era Chicago. Very funny. Review here.
Book 76: Medieval Intrigue: Decoding Royal Conspiracies by Ian Mortimer, 2010. 391 pages. Collection of academic essays. I was out of my depth though. Review here.
Book 77: Life: an Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, 2011. 413 pages. Superb coming-of-age tale set in Norfolk against the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crises. Review here.
Book 78: The Armada Boy (Wesley Peterson #2) by Kate Ellis, 1999. 224 pages. Four centuries, two murders, one motive ....
Book 79: Twilight: the Graphic Novel Vol 2 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim. 240 pages. Reviews of Books 78 & 79.
Book 80: Resurrectionist (Matthew Hawkwood #2) by James McGee, 2007. 472 pages. Body snatching and other gruesome goings-on in Regency London. Review here.
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